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Showing posts from December, 2013

Crochet Star Garland

I have previously posted about making crochet ornaments for the school fair. I enjoyed making them so much, I decided to make some for us. I used The Royal Sisters patterns, which were easy to follow and gave great results. I made several snowflakes in white and stars in red and in red and white butchers twine. I then made three garlands which were intertwined a bit randomly. It was rather hard to photograph: The stars / snowflakes were stiffened with a mixture of glue and water. I experimented with sprinkling them with glitter but it was messy and overkill.  They look lovely on their own I think Merry Christmas :)

Christmas Ornament Swap

Amanda at Ellieboo suggested a Christmas  ornament swap, which is now an official tradition! I totally lucked out with the most gorgeous set of felt ornaments plus a melting snowman and two snowmen chocolates ( not pictured as the kids already ate them! ) I love these ornaments so much - the stitching is super neat and the colours are gorgeous! I feel like I might have done better out of this than my super swap partner Amanda, given how quick the crocheted snowflakes I sent her were to make :) My two favourites are below - they are just so beautiful  Despite my scrougeyness I am now firmly in the Christmas spirit! Thanks Amanda :)